Geared towards boosting the sedan market, the South Korean manufacturer is expected to launch the next-gen Hyundai Verna after Auto Expo. The highly anticipated model will be the only one in its entire segment to boast a diesel engine.
The next-gen Hyundai Verna is expected to boast three engine options, including 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbo petrol, and 1.5-litre turbo diesel.
Now, this will make the Verna the only sedan in its segment to continue with a diesel engine in 2023. Honda's 1.5-litre diesel engine, which currently powers the City sedan, will witness the dismissal prior to RDE norms coming into effect from April 2023. As for others, Volkswagen/Skoda had already halted the sale of diesel vehicles when BS6 norms first kicked in 2020.
Hyundai is expected to junk the diesel engine in the i20 in 2023, however, the 1.5-litre diesel engine will carry on powering the Alcazar, Creta, Venue, and Verna.
The Venue as well as Sonet boasts the said diesel engine in a 99bhp tune, whereas the bigger offerings come with a more powerful tune of 113bhp, featuring a variable geometry turbo (VGT). Expect the upcoming Verna to get the same higher state of tune as well.
Thus far, the company hasn't divulged any information about its upcoming sedan but you can expect its design to take heavy inspiration from the new Elantra. Elements like a wide grille that merges into headlamps should be one of its main design highlights.